10-12-2010 02:05 PM
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  1. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    @nvr2nd: always, besides...i'm having fun developing this

    @ock: do you have any suggestions how to choose your location manually? Or did you just have a switch in mind, which would automatically update the location or not. Still...with only a switch you'd still need to have one location "memorized" to always show you there.

    If any of you have any suggestions how to implement this in the simplest manner for the user, do say.

    Thanks
    Pretty much, I think when you pull up the app, there should be an "Update Location" button (maybe shrink the dropdown for distance and put it on the left or right side, or put it above or beneath it) that then posts your current location. and until you hit that, your location stays wherever it was that you last updated (sort of like the now popular "check-in" system). That way, if I want to see who uses the app within a 10 mile radius of my house, I can check without it posting the GPS location of my house for the world to see (I know it doesn't label it as my house or anything. But a privacy concern nonetheless).
    05-14-2010 03:04 PM
  2. NVR2ND's Avatar
    Pretty much, I think when you pull up the app, there should be an "Update Location" button (maybe shrink the dropdown for distance and put it on the left or right side, or put it above or beneath it) that then posts your current location. and until you hit that, your location stays wherever it was that you last updated (sort of like the now popular "check-in" system). That way, if I want to see who uses the app within a 10 mile radius of my house, I can check without it posting the GPS location of my house for the world to see (I know it doesn't label it as my house or anything. But a privacy concern nonetheless).
    I like this idea of using a check in button. So the app can be opened without having to update location right away.
    05-14-2010 03:07 PM
  3. Tackleberry's Avatar
    Been trying it out and it forceclosing alot!! It does it right when I open the app and when I try to zoom out on the map. The "My Location" button dont do anything either.
    Using Moto-Droid

    Would be great if you could choose "Miles" or "Kilometers"

    Be able to navigate from your location to someone on your friends list.

    I do like it, has lots of potential. Great work so far!!
    05-14-2010 03:18 PM
  4. paul_aka_paul's Avatar
    Tackleberry - I was having the exact same issue. Are you also having GPS issues? My Google Maps was unable to give me my location when I was having the same fc issue as you. Both started working at the same time.
    05-14-2010 05:00 PM
  5. BeerBelly's Avatar
    @Tackleberry: the force close issue does seem to be connected to GPS lock somehow, although I can't reproduce it myself. If there's anyway you can send me a log of what's going on when it force closes it would be a lot of help.

    There's an app on the Market called Log Collector, that enables you to send a log to someone's mail address. So if you install that...use Android Town until it force closes and then use Log Collector to send the log to bostjan.brumen@gmail.com it would do a lot to help with the stability of the app.
    05-14-2010 06:07 PM
  6. Kage_'s Avatar
    I installed the app, got registered and cranked it up. It seemed to be ok for a short while, but then it crashed. Any launch after that the app crashed as soon as I touched the map. I uninstalled and reinstalled with the same thing. I sent the log to ya.

    Kage_
    05-14-2010 07:26 PM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Little update

    Been using this on both a Hero and an N1, without any issues. On the Hero it gets a little sluggish with the radius set to 25000km lol.

    You sir, have a winner on your hands.

    My wife says the idea of a "check in log" so you could see other users that may have been in your area before you would be an excellent upgrade, and worth paying for.
    05-14-2010 07:46 PM
  8. BeerBelly's Avatar
    Thanks for the log Kage, it really will help. There's an update coming tomorrow that probably will help with some speed issues.
    05-15-2010 05:27 AM
  9. Qazme's Avatar
    Looks neat, but limited user base in my area. Seems like it could grow into a BBM replacement with enough users.
    05-15-2010 09:07 AM
  10. BeerBelly's Avatar
    Update posted on the market. Still not showing if I refresh but I'm sure it'll come up soon:

    Changelog:
    - stabilized a lot of the areas of the app (thanks to Kage's log; think I got that bug fixed)
    - speed issues improved
    - less bandwith used
    - search option added in the menu (lets you search for users by username, age, sex in a user submitted radius (if left empty the main radius is used))
    - clear search button next to radius spinner; lets you clear search results and restore original state
    - you can long click a notification now and add a user to your friends or show him on the map (show location is a bit buggy, since if you then return to the original map it won't redraw...you have to exit and reenter app)

    You will need to relog (not register, just login) though since the DB was altered a bit.
    05-15-2010 11:14 AM
  11. Kage_'s Avatar
    I grabbed the update earlier and it cranked right up and seems to be working pretty good. There are two others with in 20 miles of me that have run it.

    Edit: I'm dumb, I forgot I had disabled the GPS option in the settings the last time I used the app. The location is working.

    Future support items:

    A pref to select between Miles and KM.

    Location based on WiFi access point. Once the location of the AP has been found then the next time the user is at that location the app can show where the user is at w/o the need to access the GPS radio.
    BeerBelly likes this.
    05-15-2010 05:48 PM
  12. BeerBelly's Avatar
    Hey,

    a switch between metric and US units is on the way, yes.
    Wifi locations could be a way to save battery, which is always a good thing.

    Btw, any of you have any problems after the update? There's a comment on the market about the app force closing after the update and I'd like to see what's going on.
    05-16-2010 09:17 AM
  13. Kage_'s Avatar
    No force close but I did have an issue last night that was keeping my phone from going to sleep. Tinker Tools showed it was something called 1013 but when I would click on it TT would crash. I'm not sure if AT is to blame since my phone is new and I've been playing w/ other apps. The issue went away after a reboot.

    One thing I've noticed that's a little aggravating is in the settings I have to click submit to update the settings vs other apps where I just go back after making my changes. Also the keyboard pops up as soon as ya go into the settings which obscures the rest of the settings. They are minor things though.
    Kage_
    05-16-2010 10:22 PM
  14. BeerBelly's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Keyboard is a bit annoying, I agree, and submitting settings without needing to push a button shouldn't be too hard to do as well.

    Thanks again for the time you put in.
    05-17-2010 03:59 AM
  15. Spunks3's Avatar
    im gunna grab this as soon as i get my Evo
    05-18-2010 03:58 AM
  16. Qazme's Avatar
    I know this probably isn't a good time for feature requests, but I think there should be a place in your profile to put your social contacts. For instance twitter etc.
    05-18-2010 09:40 AM
  17. BeerBelly's Avatar
    Feature requests are always welcome Links to social profiles are definitely on their way. There will probably also be a sort of integration with other social networks...at least a FB status or your latest tweet, which would show when someone clicked on you.
    05-18-2010 10:42 AM
  18. yomonk1's Avatar
    've developed a sort of a mobile social community app and I'm asking if you guys would like to test it a bit.

    Like I said, it's a social community app which is location based. Basically you can communicate through the app with users nearby. Either message them, send them a picture, add them as friends, block them...

    The application is supported by a Android Town website as well.
    You can fill out your profile there, get the latest version of the app, spend time on the forums or just check on the app's development.



    You can get the application here or on the website.

    Thanks for trying it out.
    Just joined up! Looks like it has some potential. Lets get this ball rolling!
    05-18-2010 12:25 PM
  19. Qazme's Avatar
    One weird thing I had happen was after installation of this app my media volume went down to about half volume even when it showed it was at full volume? Weird I know and I have no clue why it would do it, but after uninstalling this app my media volume went back twice the volume playing the same podcast in the same spot. Not sure if it's this app or a mix of apps I have or what was going on?!
    05-18-2010 04:10 PM
  20. wtphoto's Avatar
    ok so im sharing my user name for anyone that wants to add me, search for cheyne im in Michigan
    05-18-2010 08:19 PM
  21. Terry4505's Avatar
    i'm that lone guy in Rochester, NY. Lonely out here
    05-18-2010 08:25 PM
  22. vbsoulpole's Avatar
    Anyone can add me. joshaz227 in Arizona
    05-18-2010 08:35 PM
  23. mchiu's Avatar
    Nice thing about being in the Silicon Valley is that there are always plenty of early adopters... but I guess that this is such a new app, I see that there are only 3 others nearby that also are using the app... well, hopefully soon it will be more!

    i like the concept of this, and hope it will get a lot more users soon!
    05-18-2010 08:37 PM
  24. Alpharho's Avatar
    Just to add to the list:

    Alpharho
    Denver, CO
    05-18-2010 08:41 PM
  25. Joker35's Avatar
    i am in MA. no one is showing up at all no matter how far out i search.
    05-18-2010 09:13 PM
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